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In this issue...
 
 
 
 May 30: Military May Shoot-Out - No Military Background Needed!
June 14: MidYear Safety Meeting Featuring U.S. Congressman Dan Crenshaw and Tony Militello, Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the Dept. of the Navy
 

Nominate Deserving Construction Industry Safety Professionals and Subcontractors

Safety Excellence Awards

Who Can Be Nominated? 

  • One large Specialty Contractor AGC Member
  • One small Specialty Contractor AGC Member
  • One Associate/Affiliate member company

 Click here to fill out the nomination forms.

Ray Lambright Excellence In Safety Award

Who Can Be Nominated? 

AGC Houston Members may nominate an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and a personal commitment in directing their company’s safety and health program in advancing the safety of all construction workers.

Click here to download nomination form

 
Events

Thursday, May 30 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Boyert Shooting Center

Registration and Sponsorship Deadline: May 27

NO MILITARY BACKGROUND NEEDED!

Click here for details

Pistol Competition: 9mm (factory specs only; no accessories)
Rifle Competition: AR15 .223 caliber (no accessories; iron sites only; rifle will be fired from the standing unsupported position)

Two-person team registration includes:
 ▪ Shooter gift
 ▪ Access to recreational shooting in dedicated bays throughout the event
 ▪ Non-live fire simulators
 ▪ Firearm instruction for novice shooters
 ▪ Ammunition (provided for competition only)

SPONSOR A VET! We will team you up with a veteran 

 

Early Bird Registration Ends May 24. REGISTER HERE

Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
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AGC News
Last week marked a major deadline in the Texas House, as it was the last chance for its 150 members to pass any state House bills remaining in the chamber.
 
HB 1734: School Construction Defects - The bill has advanced to the Senate, where it awaits consideration in the Senate Education Committee. 
HB 1999: Right to Inspect & Repair - The bill has now moved to the Senate, where it awaits committee assignment. 
HB 790: Attorney's Fees in Breach of Contract Claims - The bill has now moved to the Senate, where it awaits committee assignment. 
SB 1297: Uniform General Conditions (K-12 contracts) - This bill passed in the Senate last month and was sent the bill to the House Calendars Committee where it awaits a vote by the full House.
HB 2899: Contractors Not Liable for Design Defects on Road Projects - After passing the House, this bill was voted 8-0 out of the Senate Transportation Committee on May 8. The measure has been recommended for Local/Uncontested in the Senate where it awaits a full vote.
The Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1 to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years).
Knight Security
Andrews Myers, PC
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Safety

ALL INTERESTED AGC HOUSTON MEMBERS WELCOME!

7:15 - 9 a.m.

For further details, contact Kim Mason

 

AGC Members receive a 10% discount on all UTA OSHA-taught classes. Call (866) 906-9190 and provide the member code (AGCHOU).
 
View the full list of OSHA courses here.

 

May 21-23: OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

May 21-23: OSHA 3115: Fall Protection

May 28-31: OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

May 28-31: SH 930: Project Management for EHS Professionals

May 28-31: OSHA 521: OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

June 3-13OSHA 511: OSHA Standards for General Industry

June 4-6: OSHA 2055: Cranes in Construction

June 4-6: RM 201: Assessment Techniques

June 4-6: OG 202: Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)

June 6-27: OSHA 30-Hour

 
Here's Looking at You
 
The annual Construction Leadership Council Poker Tournament draws a large crowd of card sharks and enthusiasts. This year was no different as more than 80 players vied for top prizes and some friendly completion with peers on May 9, 2019.
 
Congratulations to the players, the final five winners and many thanks to our generous sponsors as well as UH AGC Student Chapter volunteers. This event helps to raise funds for the AGC Houston Education Scholarships.
 
Winners:
First Place: Terry Buza, Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Second Place: Juan De La Vega, DeWalt Power Tools
Third Place: Keith Haymann, DeWalt Power Tools
Fourth Place: Darrell Gunnells, Empire Steel Erectors, LP
Fifth Place: Craig Kutac, Griesenbeck Architectural Products
Dead- Ass-Last: Patrick Garner, Cokinos l Young
 
 

Since May 6, AGC members have been conducting Safety Stand-Down demonstrations on jobsites, warehouses and offices across the Houston area. Companies of all sizes have been hosting  toolbox talks (both in English and in Spanish) on a variety of topics and fall protection demonstrations.

“Exposing construction workers to safety demonstrations throughout our members’ area jobsites is an effective way to demonstrate common hazards of a jobsite, particularly as they relate to falls and common accidents,” stated AGC Houston Director of Safety Services, Kim Mason.

Many thanks to the AGC Houston vendors who have been offering their safety services at no charge and to BodyArmour Sports Drink for delivering and donating refreshing drinks to safety stand-down events throughout the area. 

Be sure to turn in your photos, videos and Stand-Down forms to Kim Mason when your demonstrations are complete! For more information and to download forms, click here.

Member News
Are you ready for a friendly the competition? 
 
MustangCat is looking for the best equipment operator in Southeast Texas! The Top Operator winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and a paid trip to North Carolina to participate in the Caterpillar North America Regional Final Challenge. 
 
Spectators welcome! May 20 – 22
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
15500 Eastex Fwy, Humble, Texas 77396
 
News you can Use
The Social Security Administration recently resurrected its practice of issuing Employer Correction Request notices – also known as “no-match letters” – when it receives employee information from an employer that does not match its records. 
 
When receiving such a letter, AGC members should consider the taking following seven steps in conjunction with consulting with their employment counsel.
On May 6, 2019, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced(link is external) that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) will make an additional 30,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas available for Fiscal Year 2019. 
he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will accept public comment(link is external) until June 10, 2019, on the agency’s draft interim guidance(link is external) for addressing two per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater.  When finalized, the recommendations will provide a starting point for making site-specific cleanup decisions under federal cleanup programs, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
 
What is more, EPA anticipates that its guidance will be used by other federal, state and tribal agencies in carrying out “authorized” cleanup programs (e.g., federal facility cleanup programs and approved state Resource Conservation and Recovery Act corrective action programs). 
New Members
Welcome New Members!
Please Consider Contacting These 
Companies For Your Business Needs

B & C Constructors, LP
Charles S. Cochran
charles@bcconstructors.com
27835 FM 2978 Rd.

Magnolia, Texas 77354-3038
(713) 932-9400
www.bcconstructors.com

Impact Fire Services, LLC
Candy Chavez
cchavez@impactfireservices.com
1285 N. Post Oak Rd., Suite 102

Houston, TX 77055 
(713) 263-7535
www.impactfireservices.com

DeHumidification Technologies, LP
Thaddeus Dryden
tdryden@rentdh.com
6609 Avenue U
Houston, TX 77011
(713) 939-1166
www.rentdh.com

Indoor Air, Inc.
Patsy Hall
patsy_iai@outlook.com
5801 Maple St.
Houston, TX 77074
(281) 933-8080
www.indoorairinc.com

Jarco Steel, Inc.
Bonnie Heinrich
bonnie.heinrich@jarcosteel.com
1011 Highway 6 South Suite 100
Houston, TX 77077
(713) 644-4900
www.jarcosteel.com

K&R Mechanical ServicesRobert Cook
robert.cook@krmechanical.com

12634 Haynes Road, Suite B
Houston, TX 77066
(281) 408-9414
www.krmechanicalsvcs.com

 

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